[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#760340: Bug#760340: xfce4-battery-plugin: Only updates when I log in to xfce

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Thu Sep 4 06:16:37 UTC 2014

Please keep the bug on CC:, this is not a support channel

On jeu., 2014-09-04 at 00:55 -0500, Forrest Cahoon wrote:
> It may be xfce4-power-manager. I'm referring to the icon that looks
> like a
> battery which has a picture of a power plug next to it when the
> computer is
> plugged in.
> I just added a panel applet I hadn't noticed before called "Battery
> Monitor" which shows a bar for the battery level which is blue when
> the AC
> is plugged in, but green when running on battery power. That one
> appears to
> work OK.

So no, not the power manager (the plugin is called “Power Manager

As far as I know the battery plugin directly uses sysfs so if it's
broken that somehow means the kernel gives it bad information. I'll try
to check the plugin here.
> I've attached a picture: the battery picture on the left is the broken
> one;
> the bar with a percent on the right is the correctly working Battery
> Monitor.

The left one seems to be the previous power manager, so I think you're
not up to date in Jessie.

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